Cricket family is 'Together Through This Test' during lockdown
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ECB launches campaign to celebrate over 200 cricket initiatives across the game supporting the nation during COVID-19
An emotional short film, narrated by cricket fan Stephen Fry, pays tribute to the response of the cricket family to the pandemic and thanks fans for their patience The ECB has created an online hub bringing together resources to support
ECB Launches League Emergency Loan Scheme
Following the initial announcement of our Emergency Support Funding last month, ECB can now release details of a third funding scheme designed to support leagues.
Nick Pryde, ECB's Director of Participation and Growth, said: "We're pleased to be able to offer a new League Emergency Loan Scheme to help affiliated cricket leagues during the current shutdown of the sport.
"It has been great to
ECB Launch Emergency Support Programmes For Recreational Game
Cricket clubs and leagues are now able to apply to two new funding schemes specifically designed to help see them through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Full information on both the Emergency Loan Scheme and the Return To Cricket Grant Scheme can be found below, or via the ECB website here.
The measures are part of a £61m package designed to support the whole game, with ECB having also annou
ECB unveils £61m interim support package for professional and recreational cricket
Financial assistance made available at every level of the game; across counties, boards and clubs
Package includes early release of £40m to support immediate cash flow challenges
More than £20m available in interest-free loans and grants to recreational clubs
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a £61 million package to help cricket withstand the financial impact of COV
ECB Statement On The Recreational Game
ECB statement on the recreational game in the light of the developing COVID-19 situation.
‘’Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.
“This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.
“Sport plays an absolutely vital
ECB launches Dynamos Cricket to inspire kids aged 8-11
The ECB has launched Dynamos Cricket, a new programme to inspire kids aged 8-11 to play cricket
Dynamos Cricket is the latest launch by the governing body, building on the existing All Stars programme for 5-8-year-olds
Two programmes in May and July will allow up to 35,000 more children to enjoy cricket this season
Parents can find out more about Dynamos and sign-up at dynamoscricket.co.uk
Eastbourne College to host 2020 ECB David English Bunbury Festival
Eastbourne College will play host to the 2020 ECB David English Bunbury Festival between 2-7 August, bringing together the best U15 schoolboy cricketers from across England and Wales.
The 34th edition of the famous festival heads to the Sussex coast, where squads from the North, Midlands, London & East and South & West will battle it out across 50-over and 20-over competitions.
Grassroots heroes recognised in New Year Honours
Six grassroots cricketing heroes have received the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours for their services and dedication to cricket.
Former Glamorgan cricketer Mark Frost received the award for his work as Community and Development Manager for Glamorgan CCC and Cricket Wales. He has led numerous Cricket Wales projects including the Chance to Shine community programme and helped to intr
Volunteers honoured at NatWest OSCAs
The annual NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards were staged at Lord’s on Monday to highlight the significant contribution volunteers have made to cricket across England and Wales over the past year.
ECB and Sky partner for The Participation Test during the third Specsavers Ashes Test
For the second year in a row, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is delighted to join forces with broadcast partner Sky, to theme the upcoming Specsavers Ashes Test at the Emerald Headingley, The Participation Test.
Throughout the third Specsavers Ashes Test, Sky will highlight ECB initiatives helping to make the game more accessible, and shine a light on diversity and inclusion within the
THOUSANDS OF FREE ‘HAVE-A-GO’ CRICKET SESSIONS UP FOR GRABS
England’s ICC Men’s World Cup winning heroes are encouraging children aged five to eight to follow in their footsteps and experience playing cricket for the first time. To celebrate England’s historic victory, ECB is offering 10,000 free taster sessions of the All Stars Cricket programme that provides children with a memorable first experience in cricket.
One Million Not Out - ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Helps to Inspire Future Generations of Players and Fans
Ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final clash against Australia, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) celebrated the impact that the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has had in inspiring young people – with over one million children aged five-12 connecting with the sport.